May 2009

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Volume 21 Issue 5
Electrophysiology continues to make advances. However, we have to place these advances in the context of an economy that has slipped into a deep recession (both in the United States and worldwide). For years, electrophysiology has seen double-digit g…
From the Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, G11 6NT, United Kingdom. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein. Manuscript submitted December 16, 2008, provisional acceptance given February 6, 2009,…
From *Mumbai University, Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India, and §McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the…
Percutaneous Revascularization of Chronic Total Occlusion of Left Anterior Descending Artery Using Contralateral Injection via Isolated Conus Artery From the *Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo…
From the Department of Interventional Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and the *Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. The authors report no c…
From the Interventional Cardiology Department, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein. Manuscript submitted December 8, 2008 provisional accepta…
Fever after BioSTAR® Implantation: Is It a Systemic Reaction to the Collagen Matrix? “The BioSTAR® septal repair implant for patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure is an exciting development, as it uses a bioabsorbable collagen matrix layer, which is t…
Case Presentation. A 60-year-old male presented to the emergency department with exertional dyspnea. His past medical history was significant for hypertension and renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which had been diagnosed 2 years previously. He underwent a…
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an increasingly common and costly medical problem.1–3 Given the disappointing efficacy and side effects associated with pharmacological therapy for AF, new treatment options are needed. Over the last decade, advances in ou…
ABSTRACT: This article highlights the major changes in the current procedural terminology codes (CPT codes) that were announced by the American Medical Association in January 2009. These new CPT codes were developed to more accurately reflect current…